Pain Medication and Miscarriage.

Danielle - posted on 06/13/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )




Hello Ladies,

I am just wondering if you were prescribed pain medication when you were miscarrying.

I am currently having a miscarriage, and with the others I have experienced the doctors have always prescribed some thing for pain management.

This time, however, the doctor didn't.

I have started taking Misoprotosol to facilitate the expulsion of the pregnancy from my body. I am cramping harder than usual, and sharp pains come and go (more often coming than going). I also have very severe nausea from the pills.

I am just wondering if it would be worth my while to go to a walk-in clinic to see what they can do.

Do you think it is worth the hour (or more wait)? I don't know if I am just overreacting to the pain, and I don't want to go in to the office, and look silly.

Any advice would help.


Amie - posted on 09/02/2012




Charlotte, i can tell you that i have a fairly high threshold for pain. have had two children with no epidural and just experienced a miscarriage at 12 wks and have had more pain with this that i did after any of my full term children!

Dana - posted on 06/13/2011




Danielle. I wasn't prescribed pain meds for my miscarriage. But, if the pain is intolerable, can't you revisit your doctor and talk to him/her about it?

Kate CP - posted on 06/13/2011




The misoprotosol is what's causing your pains, honey. It causes strong, hard uterine contractions that don't let up. Yes, I'd call the doctor and ask for something to help you through this.

Krista - posted on 06/13/2011




Charlotte, every person's anatomy, pain threshold, and physical situation is different, and it is unfair and insensitive of you to assume that there is no way that a miscarriage could be physically painful enough to warrant medication.

Danielle, I would say that this is totally up to you. Personally, I think it would be worthwhile to at least go and get the prescription filled. If you wind up not needing it, fine. However, if the pain suddenly gets to be more than you can handle, then at least you have the medication on hand, instead of having to go to the clinic and wait for an hour while in agony.

Krista - posted on 06/13/2011




I am re-opening this thread, as a trial, because the OP asked a very valid question and is seeking help. I have also deleted some offensive comments.

However, if there are any more offensive comments made, denigrating the OP for seeking pain relief while miscarrying, I will lock the thread, and the person in question WILL get an admin warning.

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Danielle - posted on 06/13/2011




I do not care wither women can have babies with or without pain medications. YOUR comment was VERY insensitive!

If you have nothing to positive or constructive to contribute then keep your comments to yourself.

Charlotte - posted on 06/13/2011




your language was uncalled for, I think the pain is more psychological than physical. My sister in law had a miscarriage this year and she was given pain meds. She was only 10weeks along, Yet you can have a child the weighs any where from 7-9lbs and not get pain medication.

Fabiana - posted on 06/13/2011




hi danielle i'm really sorry to hear that. I had a miscarriage 3 yrs ago at 3 months i started bleeding lots of it but no pain i went to see the dr and he told me it would came out naturaly, 2 days later a couple hours after i wake up i started having lots of pain similar to having a babe till i went to bed painkillers didn't seem to help but by the 3rd day as soon i got up the pain were bad i call the dr who made an appointment at local hospital at 4 pm but never got there i had to call an ambulance cause what i could feel was my inside been riped apart and after 3 hours later i had help from the dr for the feto to came out, i don't know how many months you are but i don't think if i waited it would have made any difference painkillers i don't know if would have helped me i wish u all the best it's not a very easy thing to go through.

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